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Hotchkiss jeep

Post by kev » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:41 pm

Thought it was time to put some photos up I've got my hands on a HOTCHKISS JEEP now that my mindys are all gone,
it's a genuine lhd model, I've changed the axels and refurbished the callipers off my old grey jeep so its got a rear locker with Dana 44s,the engine that I'm hoping to fit will be a rover v8 efi I bought and old discovery last year for the engine the reason , never happy with the carb pain in the butt off road, so far the flywheel has been made from scratch with starter ring and conversion plate all made to my spec to fit a rover v8 bellhousing to a mindy gearbox then I had to have a clutch friction plate made from scratch this was not cheap the spine was wire eroded and then a one off 260 clutch plate was made, I could have gone for the t90 but it's a three speed and I wanted four also it's hard to find a box small enough to fit in the jeep the springs were altered by Jones springs to give around 5" of lift and fitted new poly bushes from U S A and new shocks larm 4x4 supplied the shocks after some talks and lots of measures but they fit ,
Next things to do will be the new engine mounts
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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by kev » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:25 pm

Well its been a long time thought I would put some photos up of mine and Pauls progress engine now runs :yahoo:
some of my photos have been altered just because its cost us, money and time to have all the parts made
one of the photos shows the garage the day we lost the roof to high winds :shock:
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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by kev » Wed May 11, 2016 9:22 pm

Well its on the road now
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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by kev » Wed May 11, 2016 9:30 pm

rear
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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by Phil. » Mon May 16, 2016 10:37 pm

Wow...outstanding piece of work. Nice one Kev. :cool: :good:

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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by kev » Mon May 16, 2016 10:44 pm

Thanks Phil

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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by cheiftain » Wed May 18, 2016 8:29 pm

Real Engineering Kev, Nice one. :hello:
The journey isn't about departing in a well preserved body - but rather to skid in sideways - totally worn out - shouting HOLY SHIT WHAT A RIDE!!!!

Be More like a Dog, If you can't, Eat it, Play with it, Chase it, or Bark at it, Just Piss on it and walk away.

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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by kev » Wed May 18, 2016 10:46 pm

Thanks Keith

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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by TopCat » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:46 pm

lovely Jeep you have there!
Kind Regards

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Re: Hotchkiss jeep

Post by kev » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:18 pm

Thanks

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